Title: East of Suez (Second World War at Sea)
Publisher: Avalanche Press
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: Very Good
Avalanche Press Second World War at Sea East of Suez (NM) (unpunched) Manufacturer: Avalanche Press Product Line: Second World War at Sea Type: Softcover Code: APL0811 Copyright Date: 2007 Please review the condition and any condition notes for the exact condition of this item. All pictures are stock photos. The condition of the item you will receive is NM - unpunched. Our grading system is explained in the terms of sale section of our bookseller page. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Product Description: As the Second World War lurched toward its end in Europe, the British Chiefs of Staff realized that the United States could defeat Japan without the assistance of its allies. Participation by significant elements of the Royal Navy in American operations against Japan, they believed, would be critical to the post-war political environment where the Americans would certainly assume the leading role. Failure of England to bear her share of the burden could lead to accusations that could only harm relations between the two nations. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, meanwhile, constantly demanded aggressive operations in South-East Asia. Churchill sought to regain the glory of the British Empire, including the colonies lost to the Japanese early in the war. He believed that the only way to do this was by demonstrating British military might by retaking them without American help. Historically Churchillâs plans dropped by the way when it became obvious that joining America in the defeat of Japan was good from a political standpoint as well as giving the Royal Navy experience in carrier and major fleet operations as defined by the powerful American Navyâs campaign across the Pacific. East of Suez is a 64-page scenario book for the Second World War at Sea series. It covers Churchillâs plans, which ranged from the hopelessly optimistic to the patently absurd, and the Royal Navyâs operations in the Pacific alongside the Americans in 1945. Background articles and scenarios describe the operations executed and those planned by the British Eastern and Pacific Fleets from 1943 to 1946. The Dutch East Indies Squadron is also covered by article and scenarios. Like Dreadnoughts, East of Suez includes die-cut, mounted game pieces: 70 âlongâ ship pieces and 140 standard-sized pieces, most of them representing aircraft. The British receive the battleships Vanguard, Duke of York and Anson, numerous light and escort carriers, and a number of cruisers and destroyers. The French battleship Richelieu, the Dutch battlecruisers and light cruisers of the 1939 building program, and British jet fighters (even the SRA-1 seaplane jet fighter) are all present. Players will need Eastern Fleet, Strike South, Bismarck and Leyte Gulf to enjoy all the scenarios in East of Suez. Bookseller Inventory # 2148258241
Synopsis: 64pg scenario book for this game series that focuses on the British aggressive participation in naval actions against the Japanese in 1945 in anticipation of the post-war world. Includes scenarios with the Americans plus the Soviet Pacific fleet, too. Includes 70 ship & 140 1/2" counters. Requires Eastern Fleet, Strike South & Leyte Gulf to play. '07
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